By Turambar 2 Comments
I'm personally not familiar with many of his works where he served as director. Shows like Lupin III, Astro Boy and Space Battleship Yamato were too far before my time. But there are two that served as the most formative experiences I've had with the anime medium. Super Dimension Fortress Macross drew me in and never let me go when I watched a syndicated version of it in China in 1990, 8 years after its initial release. After all, what 4 year old boy could say no to F-14 Tomcats that turned into robots fighting aliens in space? And about 19 years after that initial experience, long after many, me included, thought Cowboy Bebop may have been the apex of the medium, I stumbled upon Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and realized the anime that would ruin all other anime for me through sheer brilliance was created back in 1988.
So here's a cheer to the man that that directed two of the most marvelous animated experiences of my life.